First Presbyterian Church of Lafayette

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CHRISTMAS CHEER FOR MOSS GARDENS — Moss Gardens is a low income housing apartment community for seniors, subsidized by the federal government’s Housing and Urban Development Division (HUD).  This year the elderly and disabled residents have suffered severe reductions in their benefits.  Residents who used to receive $80 per household now receive $30; those who received $40, now get $15; and those who received $30 are getting only $10 a month in benefits.  This reduction makes it almost impossible for them to buy basic necessities such as hygiene, toiletry, and paper supplies.

We are collecting necessities for these residents and will deliver them for Christmas.  All items can be bought cheaply at Dollar Tree (everything’s $1), Dollar General, or Sam’s.  If you are unable to shop, give your donation to Minnie Cook or Sue Turner and they will shop for you.